For those who value logic over emotion, the 2012 Honda Accord is the sedan of choice for any number of good reasons. According to Kelley Blue Book, the Accord wallops every car in its class, including the Camry, in both 5-year residual and resale values. The Accord is also frequently included in just about every automotive journal that publishes a top-10 list. The buyer with an eye for aesthetics will likely be drawn to the Accord's modern exterior and attention to detail, while those focused on budget will be enthralled by the 4-cylinder model's fuel economy. Parents will love the roomy back seat and favorable crash-test results, not to mention the big trunk.
For 2012, the Accord is nearly identical to the 2011 model, with the exception of a standard USB port installed on all trims.